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By PAUL DELANEY
Staff Reporter 

Cardinals XC a 'cut above' the rest

Medical Lake scores dominating state title victory in Pasco

 

November 9, 2017

Medical Lake cross country

For the third time in the past five seasons, the Medical Lake boys have con the 1A cross country state championship. This time, however, the Cardinals did it in a most dominating way, leaving runner up Northeast A League rival Riverside a distant 52 points in the final standings.

It is a good thing Medical Lake's boy's cross country team runs better than they cut hair.

One of the Cardinals rewards for winning a third 1A state championship, which they did in dominant fashion Nov. 4 in Pasco, was to be able to apply the shears to head coach Gene Blankenship's lengthy mane of salt and pepper locks.

And to add a welcome injury to Blankenship's pride came the kids' desire to make the veteran coach have hair that resembled that of the current president of the United States, a poke at his personal political preferences.

Suffice to say they didn't come close, but neither di...



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